This extensive residence is built on the shore of Lake Superior, in the Laurentide region, Canada.
Residential space is concentrated on a large smooth concrete slab, slightly elevated in relation to the surrounding terrain. Internal areas are constantly in direct contact with nature, separated from it only by walls of transparent glass.
Above, a huge sail of white cedar wood, like a wooden wing, extending far beyond the glass pavilion, protects the building from the sun’s rays and allows the landscaping of the outer covered territory for the interior.
Perpendicular to the wooden wing is built the main two-story building, almost opaque, with offices and rooms.
The whole design balances on a thin facet of transparency and impermeability, between night and day.
Using both inside and outside the limited palette of materials – white cedar siding, polished concrete, black aluminum and clear glass – allows you to break the boundaries between architecture and nature.